Ideas can come from anything and everything. But it’s always a good idea to give students a jumping off point. Pictures are a great jumping off point for creative writing.
Today we’re looking at The Aftermath – a picture that shows the aftermath of an event. Something has clearly happened – so let’s decide what that is, and how a character might react to what has happened.
Using the picture at the top of the post, take these steps:
1. Automatic write on the picture. Set a timer for two minutes and tell students to write down everything and anything that comes to mind when they look at the picture. Don’t self-censor or judge any thought, just get it down on the page. Explain to students they’re creating source material to draw from for future writing.
2. Have students answer the following questions:
3. Based on the automatic writing and the answers to the questions, students will write a monologue. Here are some suggestions:
by Lindsay Price
35 more photo-based writing prompts developed by playwright Lindsay Price. Includes an instruction guide and tips to integrate them into a distance learning curriculum.